Comments on: Yahoo scraps mail ads in emerging markets http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/19/yahoo-scraps-mail-ads-in-emerging-markets/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Sue http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/19/yahoo-scraps-mail-ads-in-emerging-markets/#comment-356709 Wed, 18 Mar 2009 08:57:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14775#comment-356709 I remember years ago when I LOVED yahoo email since it was free and worked with my old browser. Then they started putting on their crazy ads with LARGE MOVING pictures of “beautiful” women, cars, etc. Because of all the ads, it would take me 5 webpages just to be able to get to read my email as well as give me a huge eyesore as well as waste my time, energy, time, and bandwidth on slow dialup!!! I ran away SO FAST and went into the WONDERFUL ARMS OF FASTMAIL (I don’t like advertising just any service, but fastmail is one of a kind excellent) who does AWESOME service FOR FREE VS. the mentality of yahoo who just wants to use you. I’d find my yahoo email spammed with ads from businesses I never dealt with just because yahoo was able to track me with their search engine PLUS their email. They were so bad they even interefered in your privacy. They’d even LOOK at your email to see what you were interested in and serve you ads from businesses related to your email info. These days, yahoo doesn’t have so many ads but I only use them as a temporary measure for meaningless stuff. They’re NEVER going to be my DEFAULT email again for communication with friends/family/business!! That’s for sure!!

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By: Claire http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/02/19/yahoo-scraps-mail-ads-in-emerging-markets/#comment-356081 Thu, 19 Feb 2009 21:46:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=14775#comment-356081 People are sick to death of ads, period. We are inundated every day with them in every conceivable place. Our TV shows are crammed with them, our magazines have more ads than content, and the internet has become nothing more than one huge advertising vehicle. People (like myself) dropping Yahoo mail for another email system that has fewer, less intrusive ads (and not because of a slow connection!) is just one symptom of a very large problem: the public is utterly disgusted with being completely drowned in advertisements 24/7. It has gotten to the point now where I personally will go out of my way NOT to purchase something if I see an ad for it just because of the anger I feel over being subjected to this garbage day in and day out. Advertisers need to realize that there is a breaking point; a point where the ads no longer have the intended effect, but instead have the reverse.

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